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    Pittsburgh Pirates Signed Original Artwork Lot of 5 from "Raitt Collection". From his college days in the early 1930's to the turn of the century, autograph collector John Raitt drew sketches of famous people which he would mail to them, ask them for their autograph and they would return to him for his collection. In more than 70 years he put together a very impressive collection including movie and television actors, politicians, singers, military, government (domestic and foreign) and sports figures, mostly baseball players including many Hall of Famers. There are at least 1,600 signed sketches, and Heritage Auction Galleries is proud to present hundreds of these pieces, which we will feature in a number of different sales.

    Offered here is a 5x8" sketch featuring Murry Dickson signed in 9/10 black ink, a 5x8" sketch featuring Johnny Berardino signed in 7/10 blue ink, a 5x8" sketch featuring Dino Restelli signed in 9/10 blue ink, a 5x8" sketch featuring Bill Werle signed in 9/10 blue ink and also a 5x8" sketch featuring Dick Sisler (Phillies) signed and personalized in 9/10 black ink. Pieces exhibit the typical pair of horizontal mail folds, light scrapbook tape remnants and additional light wear. Auction LOA from JSA.


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    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2010
    25th-23rd Sunday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 5
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